The first Chrysler Town & Country was a wood-bodied, barrel-back sedan in the 1941 six-cylinder Royal line. Carried forward into 1942, the model was succeeded after World War II by two different wood-bodied cars, a conventional trunk-back sedan on the six-cylinder Windsor chassis and a convertible based on the New Yorker. Just 4,049 of the sedans were built from the 1946 to 1948 period, against more than 8,000 convertibles, before the project was wound down in 1949 and 1950. Thereafter, the famous Town and Country model name was applied to steel-bodied station wagons and minivans.
A fine example of Chrysler’s prestige sedan; this 1947 Town & Country “Woody” Sedan enjoyed a recent body-up restoration with new maroon paint, interior, and chrome. This Town and Country is powered by its original 250.6-cid, 114-hp L-head inline six-cylinder engine with Chrysler’s patented, Fluid Drive, semi-automatic transmission. Most of the wood is original and has been expertly restored prior to being re-varnished and professionally sealed. A new two-toned, cloth insert interior was duplicated to original standards and installed with matching carpets. The door panels are the proper varnished wood with polished wood garnish moldings and the headliner has matching polished wood bows. The dashboard was also properly restored and retains all of its original gauges and controls. The glass and chrome are in excellent condition.
The paint remains in like new condition and the fit and finish of the body panels is also excellent. The engine bay and chassis are detailed per original specifications.
This rare Town and Country features many factory and period accessories including radio, heater, sun visor, dual spot lights, fog lights, front and rear bumper guards and white wall tires.
Recently accepted as a Full Classic by the prestigious Classic Car Club of America, this rare and desirable Town and Country will be the focal point of any major collection as well as a welcomed contender at any of the nation’s leading shows and concours d’elegances.